gas/oil clarifaction

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  1. jowkwondo

    jowkwondo New Member

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    I am new to motorized bikes and i plan on putting my first together from a kit this week. I still dont really understand what it means with the ratio of gas to oil... does that mean i mix the two into the gas tank? how much would 1/2 gallon tank need? thanks for the help guys.
     
  2. Kevlarr

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    Mix your gas in a one or two gallon can. Almost all 2 cycle oil has a ratio chart on the bottle and it's best to start out with 24-32:1 not the 16:1 the instructions say.

    It's pretty simple, 32:1 is 32 parts gas to 1 part oil which could mean 32oz of gas to 1oz of oil or 32 gallons of gas to 1 gallon of oil, so you see it really doesn't matter what measurement you use as long as the ratio of gas to oil stays the same.
     
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    ok thank you that answered my question perfectly.
     
  4. r00t4rd3d

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    Ill make it even simpler.

    1 gallon of gas gets mixed with 4oz of 2 stroke oil. (Thats 32:1)

    Get a measuring cup with fluid ounces on it.

    Easy Breezy.

    Mix it in a gas can , not the gas tank !

    :)
     
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  5. jowkwondo

    jowkwondo New Member

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    thanks guys
     
  6. Nougat

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    Or, if you have a 2 gallon gas can, the standard size of a small bottle of 2-cycle oil is 8 oz. Put two gallons of gas in the can, a whole 8 oz. bottle of oil, shake.
     
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    Is a twist of lemon suggested?
    Tom
     
  8. Nougat

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    I prefer lime.
     
  9. Kevlarr

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    On the rocks. :D
     
  10. Nougat

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    The point about mixing in a can should be further stressed, though. If you mix in the tank, you can end up with parts of the fuel that are too oily, causing the plug to foul, or worse: parts of the fuel that are not oily enough, causing engine damage.

    If you're in a bind, you can mix in the tank and shake well, but try to avoid being in a bind.
     
  11. Comrade Alfonzo

    Comrade Alfonzo New Member

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    so we have
    4oz of your favorite 2 stroke oil
    1gal of 87octane
    shake well
    served on the rocks or frozen with a twist of lime in a steel tank, perfect for midmorning boredom, or a late night party
    PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
     
  12. killercanuck

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    Hey guys, a quick question about mixing in the tank. I carry a shot of oil with me in case I have to stop at a gas station. Should I add the oil first and add the gas to it, or put the oil in after, or add a little at a time while filling? Or does it matter as long as I shake my bike around like crazy?
     
  13. Dave31

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    I would add the fuel first then the oil and shut the fuel valve off.
     
  14. scotto-

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    On the other hand.....turn off the fuel petcock, pour in your 2oz. (approx) of oil and then fill with gas as this starts the mixing straight away. Cap your tank, shake it back and forth and/or side to side, turn your petcock back on and go! The preferrend method of Moto-Crossers in a bindlaff Any method works just fine however, as long as the oil gets in there.
     
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  15. Dave31

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    What I meant to say was shut the fuel valve off, add the fuel then the oil. I have seen to many plugged and gummed up carbs from adding the oil first.:)
     
  16. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    You got it right Dave, I was just sharing my method...and you did mention shutting the fuel valve, that is key. Cheers.
     
  17. killercanuck

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    Right on guys, I didn't even think of shutting off the Petcock first. Cheers!
     

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